I had thought of former South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders, who went undrafted in the recent 2011 NFL Draft, as a potential undrafted free agent target for the New York Giants as a blocking tight end. After reading more about the 6-foot-5, 270-pound Saunders, though, I am not sure I would want the Giants to go there.
Saunders did not get drafted largely because of character concerns after his dismissal from the South Carolina football team in 2010. Prior to the 2010 season most analysts seemed to think Saunders would be a second day type pick in the draft.
If the Giants leave Bear Pascoe at fullback, which seems to be the tentative plan, they still need to find a blocking tight end. At 270 pounds I thought of Saunders in that capacity, until I read this:
Does not show the desire to be a solid run blocker and plays with poor leverage and technique.
Let's see. Character issues ... no desire to block. Pass.